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@KeroOne Help KICKSTART "In All the Wrong Places" Video

Kero One - Help KICKSTART "In All the Wrong Places" Music Video

First off, thanks to everyone who supported Kero One's last kickstarter campaign for Color Theory! We received over $10k in pledges with your support!

Now Kero One wants to take a look back in his career and devote some attention to the song he is probably most known for, In All the Wrong Places, originally released in 2006.

Breaking away from the traditional avenues of funding/releasing music videos, once again Kero One is using to help fund his latest project. Help make the vision of In All the Wrong Places a reality!

For this project to succeed, Kero One is looking to raise $5,000 in less than 28 days. Every pledge to help achieve this goal will not go unnoticed. There will be rewards given for different pledge amounts, such as: New Color Theory hard cover books, CD's, T-shirts, records, and much more. Check out Kero One’s new vision and help him make the amazing music video that "In All the Wrong Places" deserves, using the link below: or .

Video: @RaeHolliday of SFPL on BET's 106 & Park (@thesfpl)

Video: Rae Holliday of SFPL on BET's 106 & Park

Courtesy Jamie F.

On Tuesday evening, SFPL‘s Rae Holliday was a guest judge on a special fashion segment for BET’s 106th & Park. The Segment was centered on Adidas Originals new Represent campaign featuring YMCMB Princess Nicki Minaj and G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean. Two of the liveliest audience members (Ginger Spice and St. John) were chosen to participate in a contest where they both had two minutes to create a look that best represents the two celebrity faces of the campaign.

Free Download: OBSG - "Guns x Gold"

Free Download: OBSG - "Guns x Gold"

From Web Since 1982 Music.

Guns: the weapons of choice for modern-day warriors with both violent and valiant agendas.

Gold: a precious, malleable metal symbolizing power, strength and wealth and associated with the wisdom of aging and fruition.

The New York City-based collective, Okami.Bead.Slang.Gang. (O.B.S.G.), drops their highly anticipated album, "Guns x Gold". Hosted by The Find Mag, "Guns x Gold" features tracks such as "Moonwalk" and "Dirty Dishes".  OBSG's debut album confronts listeners with a smooth and ambient neo hip hop sound laced with poisonous, gritty & no-rules-barred lyrics from Rodney Hazard, Duane "Raisin" Douglas and Jimmie "Pop" Thomas.

Guns x Gold is available today, August 15th for download via .

Guns x Gold: .

@ItsMajicBaby Premieres "Lights" Remix Music Video

FCA - Majic Premieres "Lights" Remix Music Video

Courtesy First Class Alliance.

Currently working with producers: Grammy Nominated Cool & Dre, Grammy Nominated Drumma Boy, DJ Affect, Nick V of the Baka Boyz, as well as Keith Ross and Street Runner.

Majic premieres “Lights” remix music video giving fans a twist on a top 40 favorite.

Video: @WeAreGalantis - "Raveheart"

Video: Galantis - "Raveheart"

Courtesy Dana @ Biz 3.

Galantis is the newest DJ supergroup from Sweden - Style of Eye, Carli and Christian Karlsson (of Miike Snow) and they just released their second single 'Raveheart' (via Robotberget) and video - check it.

Video: @RainUK f/ @StarboyNathan - "Bad Girl"

Video: Rain f/ Starboy Nathan - "Bad Girl"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Rain originates from South West London. Described as a 'very energetic artist with a lot of charisma' he also has gained plaudits for his witty lyrical ability. Rain has been involved in music from a very early age and in 2004 he decided to pursue his music career professionally and began work on his first project Illusions Of The Struggle. In 2005 the mixtape was released with a disc full of what Rain terms 'heart-felt Hip-hop music'.

Later that year he released a follow up mixtape 'The Struggle Continues' which caught the ear of Choice FM and UMA award-winning DJ 279 who began to support a particular song from the release titled 'Send Me'. This early support from Choice Fm led to other specialist stations such as Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra support, in particular, DJ Ras Kwame who awarded 'Send Me' single 'homegrown track of the week' for two weeks running and was highly rated by the listeners.

Rain has released ten mixtapes over the past 8 years. His Made In Britain release was a popular street CD featuring production from multi-platinum producer Chad B and a guest artist feature by 'Big Twins' from Infamous Mobb. Rain has collaborated with some of UK's best-known underground artists including reggae legend Tippa Irie, Starboy Nathan, Blade Brown, and Katie Pearl.

In 2011, Rain collaborated with Infamous Mobb's Ty Nitty on a project titled 'London to QB' which  began to develop Rain's international appeal. He also released a song featuring Trey Songz, produced by multi-platinum producer's Tha Bizness titled 'If I Told you'.

Rain is currently working on his debut album. 'Bad Girl' is released in September 2012.

PR: @TheRealSkyzoo "A Dream Deferred" Out October 2nd

Press Release: Skyzoo's "A Dream Deferred" Out October 2nd

Courtesy Matt B.

Features Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn, and Freeway.

Production by Jahlil Beats, Black Milk, 9th Wonder, !llmind, Focus and DJ Khalil amongst others.

Most people never come close to achieving their dreams. Fortunately, perpetually underrated Brooklyn MC Skyzoo isn’t one of those people.  A model of consistency in a world of rappers with fleeting popularity, Skyzoo will release his sophomore LP entitled, ‘A Dream Deferred,’ on October 2nd. The album will be released on Skyzoo’s recently established label, ‘The Faculty,’ distributed through Duck Down Music Inc. The project contains guest features from Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn and Freeway, among others.

A Dream Deferred picks up right where Skyzoo’s debut album, The Salvation, which peaked at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, left off. He comments, “The theme behind The Salvation was temptation and making decisions. A Dream Deferred explains what happens when those decisions are finally made.” Skyzoo’s production has matured alongside him. A Dream Deferred has a bigger sound than its predecessor, containing lush, bright instruments, 808 drums, and subtle soul samples melding into cohesion. Notably, the album is slightly jazz-themed; paying homage to the genre in which Skyzoo indulges during his downtime. In fact, the title A Dream Deferred is an ode to a Langston Hughes poem of the same name.

The album was co-executive produced by longtime collaborator and beatmaker aficionado Illmind (50 Cent, Ludacris), who oversaw much of the live instrumentation, mixed the entire album and produced four tracks himself. Violinists, pianists, and horn players were recruited to provide organic elements that create a cinematic feel to the songs. To round out the production, Skyzoo enlisted hip-hop heavyweights, Jahlil Beats (Meek Mill, Lil Wayne), Black Milk (Jack White, Random Axe), 9th Wonder (Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child), Focus (Busta Rhymes, Marsha Ambrosius) and Dj Khalil (Dr. Dre, Drake) among others.

Videos will be filmed for the first three singles “Jansport Strings,” produced by 9th Wonder, “Give it Up,” produced by Illmind, and "Range Rover Rhythm", produced by Jahlil Beats. In the past, Skyzoo’s videos have been in rotation on acclaimed media outlets MTV, VH1-Soul and BET. In total, his catalogue of videos has gained over 1 million views on YouTube. Also, he has received licensing placements in the hit TV-show Entourage, NBA 2K11, NBA 2K12, Grand Theft Auto 4: Lost and the Damned, and Kia’s NBA Shootaround.

For Skyzoo, it has always been about constant elevation. He states, “If you’re not better today than you were yesterday, you should’ve stopped yesterday. I’m a firm believer in that analogy.” Surely, the improvement is tangible. A Dream Deferred serves as a portrait of his growth as an artist up to this point and a passionate offering to his dedicated fans.

The first leak, “Jansport Strings,” (produced by 9th Wonder) from Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred can be heard here: .

MP3: Shaun ESKO - "Pay Attention" (@itsEsko)

MP3: Shaun ESKO - "Pay Attention"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

Shaun Esko a Michigan Native became enthralled with music at an early age motivating him to create his own. He describes his style(s) as a melting pot of hip-hop. Shaun has succeeded in winning high profile music competitions along with being featured on mixtapes with several of hip-hops elite DJ's. His influences are Life, Good music, Liberty, Film and all great artists in every medium.

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Video: Stixx "For My Town" - Brooklyn's New Anthem!?

Video: Stixx "For My Town" - Brooklyn's New Anthem!?

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Brooklyn lyricist Stixx is preparing for the October 3, 2012 release of his street album Dom P & Cubans, and decided to kick things off with some love for his hometown on the project's first visual!
Dom P & Cubans is a stimulating collection of songs that Stixx has worked on tirelessly for months with Platinum beat crafter Crownbeatz (Young Buck, Collie Budz, Maino) and fresh-faced producers WillSwagger (Soulja Boy) and Belize Da Hype (Lil Cease).
Below is the lively video "For My Town" -- even the police couldn't stop Stixx from putting it down!

MP3: @SeanKingston f/ Busta Rhymes - "How We Survive"

MP3: Sean Kingston f/ Busta Rhymes - "How We Survive"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.


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